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Oikya Front demands arrest of Kamal Hossain attackers

  • Published at 08:31 pm December 15th, 2018
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File photo of Gono Forum President and Jatiya Oikya Front leader Dr Kamal Hossain Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

It also calls for action against two police officials in Sirajganj

The Jatiya Oikya Front has demanded arrest of those who attacked the motorcade of its chief Dr Kamal Hossain.

A three-member team of the opposition alliance, led by BNP Joint Secretary General Syed Moazzem Hossain Alal, also demanded withdrawal of Sirajganj Superintendent of Police Tutul Chakraborty and Sirajganj Sadar police station Officer-in-Charge Abu Daud following an attack on a BNP candidate.

The delegation met the commission Secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed and submitted separate written complaints signed by BNP Standing Committee Member Nazrul Islam Khan.

"We have come here to complain about the attack on our alliance chief. It is amazing that the commission secretary was not aware of the attack in this digital era," he said.

A motorcade of Dr Kamal Hossain was attacked while coming out from Martyred Intellectuals Memorial in Dhaka’s Mirpur after paying tributes to intellectual martyrs on Friday. However, the commission Secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed said they were not notified about the attack.

Moazzem said the administration, police and Awami League goons have joined hands against the BNP and the Oikya Front.

The BNP leader said Oikya Front candidates for the upcoming 11th general election are being harassed every day across the country.

He said police refused to take any complaint following the attack on BNP candidate Rumana Mahmud, wife of former state minister Iqbal Hasan Mahmud, in Sirajganj.

Rumana was injured along with her supporters during electioneering in the district’s Sadar upazila on Friday night.

Moazzem said: “Police are supposed to protect us from attacks but instead we have to file complaint against them.”

He said criminals are continuing their crimes due to inaction of the commission.

Replying to a question, the BNP leader said: "Law enforcers are implementing the government’s agenda and push the responsibility on opposition parties. The commission is also doing the same."

He said they will meet the president. “A letter was issued in this regard and if he does not respond we will leave our demand to general people for remedy.”

Former state minister Iqbal Hasan Mahmud Tuku and the BNP chairperson's Adviser Ataur Rahman Dhali were also in the delegation.